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Bike minister sees pros and cons

In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister rode across London from Kings Cross to Parliament. Robert Goodwill tried out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.

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Cycle minister to ride across London to check routes

In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister is to ride across London from Kings Cross to Parliament later today. Robert Goodwill will try out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.

London Mayor Boris Johnson, who has championed cycling in London, and Transport For London Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It follows a string of cyclist deaths amid calls from campaigners for more dedicated space to be given to those riding bikes.

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